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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Panama City Police Dept. receives highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation

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The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) has awarded the Panama City Police Department with Excelsior Recognition, the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation that a criminal justice agency can receive.

The Commiss...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Hardship Deferral Program opened for Fire Protection Service Assessment

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Update, November 20, 2020:

The City of Panama City has opened a Hardship Deferral Program for the Fire Protection Service Assessment. The City Commission voted and approved the non-ad valorem assessment on September 14, 2020. The assessment is included in ...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Solid Waste Division making adjustments to garbage collection routes

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Beginning on Monday, November 23rd, the Solid Waste Division will be changing some garbage collections routes in an effort to be more efficient. To ensure your garbage is picked up on your collection days, please place your garbage can by the roadway by 5...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Help Us Honor Our Hometown Heroes, Nominate Your Military Hero Here

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The City of Panama City is accepting additional applications for its Hometown Heroes program.

The program honors those who are serving or have served our country in the United States Armed Forces with streetlight banners hung throughout Historic Downtown P...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Manager selects new Fire Chief for Panama City Fire Department

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The City of Panama City is pleased to announce the promotion of David Collier as the new Fire Chief for the Panama City Fire Department.

City Manager Mark McQueen and senior staff received 25 applications for the position and interviewed seven candidates, ...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City reinstates late fees, disconnections for utility bills

Utility Billing Update

Beginning October 1, 2020, the City of Panama City will reinstate normal late fee and service disconnection policies for water, wastewater and garbage services. Late fees and service disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended since March 18, 2020 d...

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Announcements
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Final Public Notices for FEMA's Public Assistance Program

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October 27, 2020

Final Public Notice: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received subgrant applications for Panama City’s repairs to Carl Gray Park due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 C...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Information for Panama City Voluntary Home Buyout Program

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If you would like to express your interest in the Hurricane Michael Voluntary Home Buyout Program, please complete the online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/homebuyout at your earliest convenience.

The submission of your information through interest form...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 4, 2020

City Commission lowers millage rate and adopts budget

Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

Update:

The City Commission of the City of Panama City voted unanimously to lower the City’s millage rate to 4.9999 mills, a decrease of 4.54% under the current aggregate rolled-back rate of 5.2942. The current rate is 5.5469.

“The decis...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 21, 2020

ReHouse Bay Initiative Assists Hurricane Michael Survivors

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ReHouse Bay, a housing initiative launched in June to assist Hurricane Michael survivors, has received more than 500 unique inquiries on its new website, www.rehousebay.org. The program, administered by the City of Panama City and Bay County, connects res...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Gov. DeSantis Unveils Relaunch of Hurricane Michael Homebuyer Program

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Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the relaunch of the Hurricane Michael Recovery Loan Program to assist those who were impacted by the Category 5 hurricane in 2018. Administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing), the homeow...

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Announcements
Posted on: August 14, 2020

New Carl Gray Park Boat Ramp opens to the public

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The new Carl Gray Park Boat Ramp is open!

The first phase of improvements to the park included replacing the existing boat ramp with a new two-lane ramp, adding three fixed staging docks, installing channel markers, stabilizing the shoreline and improving ...

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